Health, Families & Finances

UW-Extension programs enrich families and strengthen communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:

  • Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
  • Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
  • Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
  • Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
  • Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
  • Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.

Family Living Programs focus on parenting, financial education, eating well & being active, which helps families thrive in a rapidly changing world. Residents can participate in programs to help them increase their financial capability, become financially healthy and achieve their financial goals.  Seniors benefit from exercise programs including Strong Women. Families of all ages can benefit from Get Moving, Walworth County’s summer walking program.


UW-Extension and UW-Madison maintain a Food Safety and Health website with food safety and preservation information.


If you have any questions regarding Health, Families & Finances in Walworth County, please contact:

Amanda Kostman
Walworth County – UW Extension
100 W. Walworth St.
PO Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1001
Phone: 262-741-4961
Fax: 262-741-4955

Recent News

Fundamentals in Financial Coaching Workshop

Help your clients build skills for lasting change with Financial Coaching! This course will be held live via Zoom. Participants may earn to earn 1.4 CEU’s through the University of Wisconsin.  Fall 2022: 4 sessions on Mondays from 11am – 2:30pm CT (Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7 & 14)

Know your rights and protections when it comes to medical bills and collections

Are you aware there are more than $88 billion of outstanding medical bills currently in collections—affecting one in five Americans?  Medical bills can be very confusing and overwhelming and often come at a time when you may already be in distress.  You might feel like you’re navigating a winding maze of information to understand what […]

Back to School Spending Tips!

  With fall just around the corner, school supply lists are starting to appear in stores among the rows of bright colored folders, notebooks, pens and pencils.  According to the National Retail Federation, families with children in elementary through high school plan to spend $864 on back to school purchases. For those with children in […]

Credit Report Changes Coming July 1

Multiple changes in the way that information will appear on your credit report will start on July 1, 2022. Many of these changes are designed to benefit consumers, and others serve as good prompts to be aware of how you are making your purchases.

Recipe of the Month!

Grilled Chicken Vegetable Kabobs – Perfect for the grilling season, this Kabob combines chicken, vegetables, and rice for a summer palate pleaser.


Walworth County Family Referral Services

Building Strong Families

Child Development

Clothing and Textiles

Diet and Health

Health Insurance/Economic Support

Family Financial Management

Food Preservation

Foods & Nutrition

Homeowners and Consumers



Association for Home & Community Education (HCE)

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